Date Bar Recipe

My family first experienced Date Bars when my dad brought the recipe home from a trip to Canada many years ago. I recently created my own date bar version by adding vanilla and dried cranberries. My hubs and Ridley loved the date bars’ gooey texture and rich flavor which pairs perfectly with a glass of milk.

date bars

Do you like dates? Or dislike dates? I know some people don’t care for dates, but this recipe isn’t super date-ish. I hope you will try it especially with Fall right around the corner. It’s just perfect!

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  1. Growing up we had a place that made banana date shakes. I’ll be trying your recipe, looks fantastic.
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  2. My mom would make these every single fall. They make me think of her and of a fun time of the year. Thanks for jogging my memory. Great recipe!
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  3. Yummmmm, Myra! These look so good!

    I love dates in baked goods. I have an old recipe for “Skillet Cookies” for which the main ingredient is dates, but they’re so cumbersome to make. Give me a good bar cookie any time!
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  4. I love your blog Myra… this is a beautiful pic of the squares. I follow your blog from Canada so this was neat to see :) I love dates too… my favorite way to eat them is to slice them open a bit and then stuff them with cream cheese. You can’t stop with just one!!! :)

  5. I actually love dates! These bars look amazing
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  6. Becki Foster says:

    I love dates! I will have to make this – the picture is making me drool!

  7. I’m not a big date person, but these sound amazing, Myra!!
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  8. I want one for breakfast!
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  9. These are great for back to school!

  10. These look wonderful, but does anyone have any suggestions for how to lower the sugar in these? With so many dates and 1 cup of sugar I’m afraid that these would be way too sweet.

    • Myra Hope says:

      You are more than welcome to cut the sugar! :) I use raw sugar that is much less “sweet” than white sugar. I didn’t get any “too sweet” feedback from all the people who test-tasted for me, but definitely go for less! :)

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  12. I found a recipe similar to this one that other day that I am going to try out but instead of the flour it is quinoa. Quinoa, dates, honey, nuts and nut butter to make a protein bar. Sounds and looks delicious!
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  13. These look so delicious, cant wait to try them! Home For Handmade

  14. Hi Myra, I found your blog through pinterest and I couldn’t wait to try your cranberry date bars. Well I did, and love them! It is such a simple recipe but oh so delicious. I actually made them for a bake exchange and cooked them in mini muffin tins and then drizzled the tops with white chocolate. They were a big hit. So thank you for sharing, they will be a go to recipe for any event around here. :)
    Cheers, Shawna

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